poor man's berry picker

A half gallon milk jug and a piece of twine (to tie around your waist) and you're ready to pick.

  • splityarn 7y

    Yes! We used to do this at my gram's house too. She used to use old pantyhose for the ties. She always got so much pleasure cutting up old nylons.
  • ex.libris 7y

    Simplicity at its best.
  • Sheila Dilling 7y

    This reminds me of kindergarten when our teacher would ask us to bring in plastic milk jugs, milk cartons, egg cartons and those frozen juice cylinders to make things out of.

    Delightful.
  • Mary Beth 7y

    This makes me smile.
  • Mia 7y

    I have seen the pickers at my local blueberry field using this method when picking for market. I love fresh blueberrries.
  • urchinmama 7y

    Perfect.
  • Jane 7y

    They look wonderful...pies, jams, muffins ????
  • Leslie 7y

    Oh, yeah! And look at those luscious berries...
  • Louise Brooker 7y

    That's a great idea for blackberry picking too!
  • Angelina Williamson 7y

    That's brilliant. I might do that for my next jaunt because regular buckets can be awkward in those bushes.
  • pocket farmer 7y

    We got the idea ages ago at a blueberry u-pick. It's so simple and genius.
    All of the above? :)
    Definitely! And also raspberry, but you can't fill it up as full.
    Hands-free is the way to go!
  • Gwendolen 7y

    we do something similar for blackberries here in august. one year we had tons of house guests and we made them earn their supper...everyone had to fill a bucket each!
  • ilovebanjos 7y

    Have you ever woven an apple picking basket with a handle through which to run a belt loop? I did years ago in classes in CA...you can weave with smaller reeds and line with washable removable cloth...more "organic" for your lovely little farm...it is a round basket and easy to weave.
  • pocket farmer 7y

    I'm so glad to hear we're not the only ones who put our houseguests to work!
    ilovebanjos ~ While that sounds like a lovely idea, I don't have the time or inclination to pick up a new hobby right now. Maybe someone out there would like to make one for me? ;)
  • WhollyRooted 7y

    yum. drooling - love fresh berries.
  • we'moon in the woods 7y

    what a great idea! thanks! it's looking like a great season this year isn't it? the wild bushes on our land are just loaded, we've been snacking here and there for almost a month... the bushes right on the warm rocks ripen super early.
  • Barb 7y

    ...a dandy way to reuse and easy to store for next year, too.
  • garden bum 7y

    Isnt' this how everyone picks berries? :)
    We use belts instead of string.
  • Bonnie-K 7y

    what a great idea!
  • Lisa 7y

    This is pretty much how we do it! Buckets and baler twine, but the same thing really.
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